James Buckley and Joe Thomas will star alongside Ed Westwick in 'White Gold'
The Inbetweeners stars James Buckley and Joe Thomas are teaming up with the show’s co-creator Damon Beesley for a new BBC sitcom set in ’80s Essex.
Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick will star in the six-part series as a cocky double-glazing salesman called Vincent, with Buckley, who played Jay in The Inbetweeners, and Thomas, who played Simon, appearing alongside him.
The show, titled White Gold, will shoot later this year for a 2017 debut on BBC Two, the Radio Times reports.
In a BBC press statement, Beesley said the series offers him a “glorious opportunity to recreate the Essex of my youth – a time before the invention of ‘Essex girls’ jokes, fake tan or TOWIE. A time when having double-glazed patio doors installed meant you were winning at life”.
Westwick added: “I am very excited to be stepping into the world of White Gold. It’s brilliantly crafted and very unique, a special piece. I’m sure a great road lies ahead and I couldn’t be in better company than with the BBC and [producers] Fudge Park”.
The Inbetweeners, which Beesley co-wrote and co-created with Iain Morris, originally aired on E4 between 2008 and 2010 before spawning a pair of hit spin-off films. Those involved in the show have repeatedly said there are no plans for a third film.